Lorena Virginia Brewer, age 85, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Lorena was born on March 6, 1934 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late William Polacek and Ruth (Hartge) Munson.
On April 11, 1997, Lorena married Robert Brewer in Granite City, IL. Lorena was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was an excellent cook, and meals at Lorena’s home were always fantastic. She enjoyed painting ostrich eggs, shopping, playing cards, fishing and going to the casinos. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she loved buying gifts for her entire family. Lorena will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Lorena was preceded in death by her former husband, Earl Arnold; brother, Larry Polacek; and by two granddaughters, Lindsay Arnold-Zimmer and Sara Brewer.
Lorena is survived by her devoted husband, Robert Brewer; loving children, David Brewer, Willy Arnold, Sharon DeMott, Steven Brewer, Cindy Davis, Robyn Courtway, Robert Brewer II, Mary Hubbard, James Brewer, Phillip Brewer; dear siblings, Phyllis Hart and William Munson; proud grandmother to forty-four grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.
In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Edwardsville, IL. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel or church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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